Todd Phillips' Joker has reportedly cast two more major characters for the upcoming supervillain origin story. The newly-cast characters are a young Bruce Wayne and Thomas Wayne's butler, Alfred Pennyworth.
Dante Pereira-Olson will reportedly play the young Bruce Wayne in the film, while Douglas Hodge will play Alfred, according to ComicBook.com. Pereira-Olson is best known for his work on series like Happy! and Jessica Jones. Hodge is known for his work on Penny Dreadful and the Amazon Original series Catastrophe.
Little else is known about the exact nature of the roles at this time, but the actors cast in them serve to further establish the period in which the film will take place. The addition of such a young actor to play Bruce Wayne illustrates the age disparity between the character who will eventually become Batman and Joaquin Phoenix's Clown Prince of Crime.
The news comes just a few days after the first set photos of Brett Cullen's Thomas Wayne leaked online. Several photos of Phoenix playing the titular villain have also leaked, largely due to the public nature of the movie's ongoing production and filming.
Joker, the standalone origin movie for the Clown Prince of Crime, is directed by Todd Phillips (War Dogs) and stars Joaquin Phoenix, Brett Cullen, Robert De Niro (King of Comedy), Zazie Beetz (Deadpool 2), Frances Conroy (American Horror Story), Bryan Callen (The Goldbergs) Marc Maron (Glow) and Shea Whigham (Vice Principals).